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3791 clicks; posted to Politics » on 24 Oct 2020 at 10:53 PM (18 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-10-24 9:14:11 PM  
15 votes:
Also I'm stealing this.

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2020-10-24 7:49:15 PM  
5 votes:
your blog sucks
 
2020-10-24 11:52:42 PM  
4 votes:
Hell even now I am guilty of hitting the refresh button myself to see if I get a like or what not.

LOVE ME DAMM IT!
 
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2020-10-25 2:01:49 AM  
3 votes:

BMulligan: Gyrfalcon: Nyxie: omg bbq: I love watching grown adults cry about things called "face book" and "twitter" and how mean they are.  Jesus christ step back and take a look at how pathetic your life is if you do that.
If you don't want to be a cartoon character stop farking acting like one.

Agreed. People are mean on the internet. Doesn't really matter what the topic is or who you are, there will be people handing you shiat. It's the internet. There should be a big flashing warning anytime someone starts new net service. "This is the internet. Prepare yourself for an endless sea of a**holes.
And porns."

Someone on Fark once mused this is what happens when all these Millennials and Zoomers hit the Internet without being properly toughened by Usenet and the vicious trolls who lived there. And, apparently now when Boomers attain a passing knowledge of it as well.

They expect a forum that won't fight back.

Many of the Usenet trolls were Boomers. I'm a Boomer who's been on the Internet for almost 30 years - half of my life - and I wasn't even in a tech or engineering field (it was law school that got me there).


Haven't thought about Usenet in a long time. Oh the days of compiling 30 posts then waiting 45 minutes for it to download to find out it wasn't what the description said.
 
2020-10-24 11:50:13 PM  
2 votes:

Nyxie: omg bbq: I love watching grown adults cry about things called "face book" and "twitter" and how mean they are.  Jesus christ step back and take a look at how pathetic your life is if you do that.
If you don't want to be a cartoon character stop farking acting like one.

Agreed. People are mean on the internet. Doesn't really matter what the topic is or who you are, there will be people handing you shiat. It's the internet. There should be a big flashing warning anytime someone starts new net service. "This is the internet. Prepare yourself for an endless sea of a**holes.
And porns."


What if, instead of Facebook, hundreds of millions of people were on the alt. hierarchy on Usenet? If you think our culture is messed up now....
 
2020-10-24 11:17:47 PM  
2 votes:
Facebook basically ran into an issue of trying to have its cake and eat it too and faceplanting as a result.

When it was 100% a user forum its legal obligation was to be hands off, since public forums do actually inherit a lot of first amendment protections, especially since it's not just speech but association you're dealing with.

When facebook decided to be a news service they took on the legal obligation to curate all content for at least factual truth.

Neither of these things is immediately a direct constitutional legal obligation, but both are real enough and having to do two contradictory things at once has not gone well for the idiots running the company thus far. Especially not since the leeway that new companies and especially tech companies always get expired with the election of government officials who can actually USE social media.
 
2020-10-24 10:59:40 PM  
2 votes:
your blog sucks
 
2020-10-25 1:07:24 AM  
1 vote:

andrewagill: Also I'm stealing this.

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Go for it. I stole this one. It made me giggle
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Will be used in future thread.
 
2020-10-24 11:56:22 PM  
1 vote:

mindset zero: Hell even now I am guilty of hitting the refresh button myself to see if I get a like or what not.

LOVE ME DAMM IT!


Have a smart, on me.
 
2020-10-24 11:44:23 PM  
1 vote:
I don't know if it's the same elsewhere in the area, but our local Giant Eagle doesn't carry the PG anymore. And we're in an outlying red county. It makes me happy every time I read the sign as I'm leaving the store.
 
2020-10-24 11:28:59 PM  
1 vote:

Nyxie: omg bbq: I love watching grown adults cry about things called "face book" and "twitter" and how mean they are.  Jesus christ step back and take a look at how pathetic your life is if you do that.
If you don't want to be a cartoon character stop farking acting like one.

Agreed. People are mean on the internet. Doesn't really matter what the topic is or who you are, there will be people handing you shiat. It's the internet. There should be a big flashing warning anytime someone starts new net service. "This is the internet. Prepare yourself for an endless sea of a**holes.
And porns."


Someone on Fark once mused this is what happens when all these Millennials and Zoomers hit the Internet without being properly toughened by Usenet and the vicious trolls who lived there. And, apparently now when Boomers attain a passing knowledge of it as well.

They expect a forum that won't fight back.
 
2020-10-24 11:13:38 PM  
1 vote:
My assumption is that the PPG, having decided to chuck all the rest of their market for the nutcase right, now feel obliged to cater to the last of their readership.

Trouble is, newspaper reading righties are a dying breed. In fact, righties who can read at all are.

I anticipate them going out of business in about ten years.
 
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